The pearl of the ‘Golden Valley’ is situated in the heart of the basin surrounded by Psunj, Papuk, Krndija, Dilj and Požeška Gora. This town, with almost eight centuries of written history, experienced its renaissance in the 18th century when craftsmen started to form their guilds, when schools, pharmacies and postal offices opened as well as when banking started. Požega got its name ‘Slavonska Atena’ (Athens of Slavonia) in the 19th century when numerous cultural associations were founded, of which many have been active until today. Revered as the patron saint of the town is Saint Teresa of Avila whose parish church adorns the same named square.
One can come to Požega from all the four sides of the world. Each entrance reveals a different part of the cultural heritage and all its roads lead to the Holy Trinity Square built in the Baroque style, unique in Croatia. On this square with its Baroque arches, there is also the Holy Trinity monument, the Saint Lawrence Church with frescos from the 14th century, the building of the Jesuit College and the first gymnasium building.